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Embattled B.C. veterinarian's license reinstated

Supreme Court sides with Indo-Canadian in battle against veterinary medical association
Apr 1, 2011

New Westminster, B.C. — More than a year after his license was revoked by the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Hakam Bhullar can practice again, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Salaries up, for some, study says

Male DVMs out-earning female colleagues; AVMA notes 4 percent increase overall
Apr 1, 2011

Male DVMs out-earning female colleagues; AVMA notes 4 percent increase overall.

Tracking Katrina

Questions remain on health impact from displaced dogs following Hurricane Katrina, study says
Apr 1, 2011

National Report — Little was or could be done to control infectious diseases endemic to the Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005. In the weeks that followed, well-intentioned individuals came to the aid of an estimated 600,000 animals, scattering them across the country with little to no documentation or veterinary care.

Vindicated: State waits two years to clear veterinarian's name

Apr 1, 2011

It took almost two years for Florida regulators to clear the name of a veterinarian wrongly accused of issuing bogus health certificates to an unscrupulous dog breeder.

Georgia veterinarian arrested in drug sting

Apr 1, 2011

Crisp County, Ga. — A three-month marijuana distribution investigation came to a close Feb. 9 when law enforcement officials found 20 marijuana plants in Dr. Ronal Lee Wilkie's Arabi, Ga., clinic, plus another 80 in his home.

A decade later, 9/11 search dogs still admired, studied for lasting effects

Apr 1, 2011

National Report — They combed through more tha a million tons of hazardous debris with nothing more than a nose to the ground in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, while their human counterparts were outfitted in protective gear.

Veterinarian arrested, faces charges of killing pregnant mistress

Preliminary hearing to face murder charges of veterinary technician postponed until April 12
Mar 31, 2011

Landsdale, Pa. -- Veterinarian David Rapoport sits in a Pennsylvania prison without bail while he awaits a court date to face charges that he murdered his mistress, a veterinary technician, and her unborn child.

Shelter veterinary group releases guidelines

Mar 1, 2011

Two years of work by 14 shelter veterinarians resulted in the first-ever comprehensive report for care of animals in shelters.

AKC recognizes three new breeds

Clubs note some health problems ranging from urinary disorders to hip dysplasia
Mar 1, 2011

National Report — A herder, a hunter and an ancient breed are the newest additions to the American Kennel Club's recognized breed list.

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